The second annual The Big Draw LA event will be held during the month of October as a citywide celebration of drawing that creates opportunities for people of all ages to discover that drawing can enhance how they see, think and invent.
In conjunction with The Big Draw LA, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles will be presenting an On the Veranda workshop led by master calligrapher Takusen Inouye of the Bunka Shodo Beikoku Rengo-Kai on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1-3pm.
On the Veranda: Shodo (Way of the Brush) will feature a lecture first, followed by audience participation, as each attendee will be invited to draw the word “tree” in Japanese calligraphy on one large canvas to create a calligraphy “Forest of Words” that will be displayed at the JACCC.
Reservations are highly recommended at (213) 618-2725. There is a general admission charge of $20 and $15 for JACCC members, students and seniors.
According to Artistic Director Hirokazu Kosaka of the JACCC, “We’re very pleased to team up with The Big Draw LA with this latest installment of our On the Veranda lecture series, as both programs believe deeply in audience participation in the arts.”
The last day of “Art of Japanese Calligraphy” exhibit, Oct. 23
At the North Gallery of the George J. Doizaki Gallery in the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles, “the Art of Japanese Calligraphy” exhibit by the Bunka Shodo Beikoku Rengo-Kai will be ending on Oct 23.
Founded in 1972 by Takusen Inouye, the Bunka Shodo Beikoku Rengo-Kai in Los Angeles commemorates 40 years of spreading the traditional art of Japanese calligraphy throughout Southern California.
The exhibition features some of Bunka Shodo Beikoku Rengo-Kai’s finest work. Free admission.